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Bargaining Bulletin 1 | September 10, 2018
Contract negotiations for BC’s health science professionals get underway this week
Bargaining for a new collective agreement for BC’s 18,000 health science professionals working in hospitals and communities throughout the province gets underway this week as bargaining representatives for the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Health Employers’ Association of BC (HEABC) are set to begin contract negotiations tomorrow in Vancouver.
Union negotiators will focus on achieving a collective agreement that helps to address years of erosion in the health care system. Workload, challenges in recruitment and retention, and recognition of the value of health science professionals on multi-disciplinary health care teams are priorities in this round of bargaining.
As part of the preparation process, the PEA completed a bargaining survey with members in late 2017.
The PEA bargains with four other unions as part of the HSPBA. Other unions represented at the bargaining table are HSA, CUPE, BCGEU, and HEU.
The current collective agreement expires in March 2019.